Mid-Atlantic District

Philadelphia, Delaware

32BJ SEIU Commends PA Supreme Court’s Decisions on Soda Tax and Cash Assistance

The following statement can be attributed to Gabe Morgan, Vice President of 32BJ SEIU. “In stark contrast to the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent rulings against working families, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court today rejected the efforts of corporate special interests to keep working families stuck in poverty. Not only will the soda tax decision allow Philadelphia …

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After a Five Year Struggle, Philadelphia Airport Workers Win Their First Union Contract

PHILADELPHIA-Along with Mayor Jim Kenney, Council members and clergy, Philadelphia airport workers—including baggage handlers, wheelchair agents, cabin cleaners, line queues, sky caps and more—today announced the first ever union contract after more than five years of organizing for a living wage and a union. “I am proud of Philadelphia airport workers for winning a union …

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32BJ Decries ICE Raids on Philadelphia and other Sanctuary Cities

The following statement can be attributed to Daisy Cruz, Mid-Atlantic Director of 32BJ SEIU, one of the largest unions representing immigrant workers in the country “As a labor union representing thousands of immigrant workers in Delaware Valley, we are greatly disturbed by the recent raids by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement that targeted sanctuary cities …

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32BJ SEIU Praises DE Attorney Matthew Denn for joining AG Lawsuit on DACA

Today, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced that Delaware will join 14 other states and Washington D.C. in a lawsuit against the Trump administration over their decision to end DACA. The statement below is attributable to Gabe Morgan, a Vice President at 32BJ SEIU: “As a union representing thousands of immigrant workers, we …

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Mayor Kenney Announces Landmark Agreement between 32BJ SEIU and American Airlines’ Contractors

PHILADELPHIA – Mayor Jim Kenney, American Airlines and 32BJ SEIU—the union representing 1,400 subcontracted Philadelphia airport workers—today announced a first of its kind agreement between the union and American subcontractors, PrimeFlight and Prospect, that would provide a path forward for contract negotiations and end more than four years of worker unrest at the Philadelphia International Airport. …

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Talks Continue as Airport Workers Prepare for Possible Strike

Philadelphia-Contracted Philadelphia airport workers are holding off their strike another day as talks between American Airlines and the airport workers’ union, 32BJ SEIU, continue into Thursday. Gabe Morgan, Vice President of 32BJ SEIU issued the following statement: “The union and American Airlines are still in discussions but we remain ready to strike if talks break …

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Strikes Suspended at LaGuardia, Newark, JFK, PHL Airports

The following statement on the suspension of the service workers strikes at LaGuardia, Newark, JFK and Philadelphia International Airport can be attributed to Rob Hill Vice President of 32BJ SEIU: “With strikes looming at Newark, LaGuardia, JFK and Philadelphia International airports, American Airlines and 32BJ SEIU have entered into last minute discussions. The strike, involving …

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32BJ SEIU Celebrates First Increase to Minimum Wage Under #FightFor15 Legislation

Washington, D.C. – On Friday, low-wage security officers and janitors represented by 32BJ of the Service Employees International (SEIU) celebrated the first minimum wage increase, made possible by Mayor Muriel Bowser and the D.C. Council’s #FightFor15 legislation. 32BJ is part of the Fight for $15 movement that’s helping workers in more than 190 cities, 33 …

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32BJ SEIU Endorses Alan Butkovitz for Controller

PHILADELPHIA-32BJ SEIU—the union representing Philadelphia commercial officer cleaners, security officers, blue collar school district workers and contracted airport workers—today announced that it has endorsed Alan Butkovitz for Controller. “Controller Butkovitz has been tireless in rooting out corruption in charter schools and ensuring that our schools are safe for the children of Philadelphia,” said Gabe Morgan, …

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32BJ SEIU Applauds Rabb’s Sanctuary Commonwealth Bill

The following statement can be attributed to Gabe Morgan, Vice President 32BJ SEIU Pennsylvania, one of the largest unions representing immigrant workers in the country: State Representative Chris Rabb’s sanctuary commonwealth legislation is a positive step to counter the extremist attacks on immigrant communities. Anti-immigrant policies from Washington and Harrisburg only harm our cities and …

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